LifeBridge Community Church

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Special Congregational Voters’ Meeting

A special meeting of the voters of LifeBridge will be held on Sunday, February 16, following worship. (See Article XII. B. of the LB Constitution for more information on special meetings.)

There will be four items on the agenda: (More information on items 1-3 is below.)

  1. Request to approve the hire of the next LB Youth Leader
  2. Request for ratification and approval of a change to the Constitution & By-Laws of our national church body (“Synod”)
  3. A proposal for a PT director of communications and request for approval
  4. A status update regarding the possibility of the purchase of adjacent land

All are welcome to attend, though only members of LB may vote on issues.


Request to approve the hire of the next LB Youth Leader

On October 9, 2019, we posted information regarding the upcoming vacancy of the Youth Leader position at LifeBridge.

A search team was formed and received information on candidates. Following discussion, interviews, and prayers, the team came to a unanimous consensus in their recommendation, putting forth Giles Montgomery before the LB Board for their consideration.

At their monthly meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, the Board unanimously (minus Giles’ abstention) endorsed this recommendation and now, in turn, will put forth that recommendation to the voters of LifeBridge.

Request for ratification and approval of a change to the Constitution of our national church body (“Synod”)

Every three years our national church body, “The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod” (“LCMS”), meets in convention to discuss policy, doctrine, pray, celebrate, and take care of other various church and administrative business.

At their meeting last summer (2019), needed changes to the Synodical Constitution and By-Laws was proposed and passed by the delegates. Since it is a change to the Constitution & By-Laws, a certain percentage of member congregations (including LifeBridge) must ratify these decisions before they are fully approved and can take effect.

These votes must be received by the Synod from member congregations by March 16.

Some general information can be found here: blogs.lcms.org/2019/official-notice-office-of-the-secretary-the-lutheran-church-missouri-synod/

Should you desire more detail as to the background and reasoning for the proposed changes, you can look at page 189 of this PDF. titled, “To Amend the Constitution to Address Individual Membership and Advisory Representation. Resolution 9-05”. {Catchy, right?!}

More explanation and information will be shared at the voters’ meeting.

A proposal for a PT director of communications and request for approval

Questions often come up regarding if we have sermons available online and why don’t we post more on social media. The short answer is that, although we do record most of the messages, we don’t do anything with them. Additionally, we don’t have anyone who is regularly updating our main social ministry channels. These things take time, willingness, and expertise – and the right person to do them.

We know that when we have videos that are professional and they are posted, we see increased interest and engagement. We also know that these things do not “just happen” and that to do it right takes some specific talent and expertise.

While LifeBridge can’t do everything, we feel it is important to cover this area of ministry. The LB Pastor and Board are proposing the creation of a PT position to cover some of these areas. If approved, the position will be posted and the person will be hired on a probationary period set by the Board.

Special Voters’ Meeting re: Adjacent Land

** UPDATE **

December 24, 2019

The congregation of LifeBridge overwhelmingly approved going forward with negotiations for the land adjacent to our current property!

Should negotiations prove successful and fit within the scope of what was authorized by the congregation, the purchase will be completed and the deal executed through the Board of Directors. If, however, the counter from the owner is outside of the amount and terms discussed, the Land Committee will return to the Voters.

Please keep the process in prayers that the Lord’s Will is done – both through these negotiations and, if fruitful, in any future use.

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A Special Congregational Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 15, following worship to share, discuss, and possibly vote on adjacent land.

All are welcome to attend and voice. Voting Members only are allowed vote.

Come and hear what what has been researched and see if it’s where the Lord is leading LifeBridge.


* A correction/update was made from the December 16 update to reflect that the committee is authorized to complete the deal through the Board of Directors should it fall within what the congregation authorized.

SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING – November 10, 2019

There will be a special Congregational Voters Meeting on Sunday, November 10, 2019, immediately following the worship service.

Congregational VP

Elder

Job Descriptions

The sole agenda item is to elect a congregational Vice President for a one year term and an additional elder for a one year term.

Nominations or interest in the positions may be made to the Nominations Team listed below, filled in through the form below, or filling out the sheet at the table in the back of the sanctuary. They may also be made from the floor at the meeting on November 10.

Fill out this form to Nominate / Self-Nominate for Either or Both Positions here!

Form via QR Code

Nominations of others should have the consent of the person they are nominating.

A person may self-nominate (i.e., indicate their own desire to serve in this position.)

Nominating Team:

  • Vice President David Pacher (Chair)
  • Mr. Vic Grisbee
  • Mrs. Norma Summers
  • Mrs. Angie Wolfe
  • Elder Brackston Nutt
  • Mr. David Penner

Annual Congregational Voters’ Meeting – Board Positions Available

One Sunday, October 27, following worship, LifeBridge will hold it’s annual Voter’s Meeting.

Besides a pastoral report (including items related to the Strategic Plan), we will approve a 2020 operating budget and elect members to the Board of Directors.

In regard to the Board of Directors, there are three positions which will be open and are available for nominations. They are:

If you are a LifeBridge member and have a desire to serve in one of these capacities or would like to nominate another LifeBridge member for one of them, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee. The members are:

  • Vice President David Pacher (Chair)
  • Mr. Vic Grisbee
  • Mrs. Norma Summers
  • Mrs. Angie Wolfe
  • Elder Brackston Nutt
  • Mr. David Penner

Thank you and God bless!